Kenneth

Kenneth - A very unique male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kenneth, meaning born of fire, handsome, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #39. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kenneth and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kenneth? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kenneth. The baby boy name Kenneth was given to 2,186 baby boys in 2012, ranking #175 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 751 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kenneth peaked in popularity 79 years ago in 1939 on position 13.



Famous with this name

Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Copeland
Kenneth Welsh


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Kenneth is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kenneth is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #97 - and is the least popular in Minnesota at position #401.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kenneth is where you live.


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Kenneth origin and meaning

Kenneth is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means born of fire, handsome. To see famous people named Kenneth, pop culture references for the name Kenneth and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kenneth

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kenneth, sorted by popularity.

Kent / Kennith / Kennedy / Kenyatta / Keonte / Keontae / Kennth / Kunta / Kenta / Kinte /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012175
2011170
2010160
2009152
2008138
2007135
2006128
2005122
2004120
2003111
2002104
200196
200094
199989
199886
199783
199677
199572
199465
199360
199259
199154
199052
198953
198851
198753
198650
198547
198446
198345
198245
198141
198041
197941
197841
197739
197638
197535
197434
197328
197227
197126
197025
196923
196823
196722
196621
196521
196418
196318
196218
196116
196016
195915
195814
195714
195616
195515
195417
195316
195216
195116
195015
194915
194815
194715
194615
194516
194416
194315
194215
194115
194015
193913
193814
193714
193614
193515
193415
193315
193214
193114
193017
192918
192817
192718
192618
192519
192419
192321
192221
192122
192023
191926
191827
191727
191627
191528
191430
191333
191233
191139
191039

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi97
District of Columbia98
Delaware102
Wyoming105
South Carolina107
Maryland114
Louisiana122
Alabama130
Michigan131
New Jersey131
North Carolina142
Florida144
Virginia144
Ohio145
New York152
Georgia153
Tennessee154
West Virginia155
Alaska162
Indiana165
Kentucky167
Missouri168
Rhode Island171
South Dakota176
New Hampshire181
Illinois182
Massachusetts194
California195
Nevada198
Wisconsin200
Arkansas200
Arizona201
Oregon202
Kansas207
Idaho209
Texas213
Pennsylvania215
Oklahoma219
Nebraska228
Connecticut235
Washington248
Colorado253
Iowa253
New Mexico280
Utah300
Minnesota401

Even more about Kenneth


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kenneth a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kenneth?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1939
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Kenneth
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 751
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,186

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